How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

NHS

Below are the approximate hours of sleep needed by children of different ages, as recommended by the Millpond Children's Sleep Clinic.

1 week
  • daytime: 8 hours 
  • night-time: 8 hours 30 minutes
4 weeks
  • daytime: 6 to 7 hours
  • night-time: 8 to 9 hours
3 months 
  • daytime: 4 to 5 hours 
  • night-time: 10 to 11 hours
6 months
  • daytime: 3 hours 
  • night-time: 11 hours
9 months 
  • daytime: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • night-time: 11 hours
12 months 
  • daytime: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • night-time: 11 hours
2 years 
  • daytime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • night-time: 11 hours 30 minutes
3 years 
  • daytime: 0 to 45 minutes 
  • night-time: 11 hours 30 minutes to 12 hours
4 years 
  • night-time: 11 hours 30 minutes
5 years 
  • night-time: 11 hours
6 years 
  • night-time: 10 hours 45 minutes
7 years
  • night-time: 10 hours 30 minutes
8 years
  • night-time: 10 hours 15 minutes
9 years 
  • night-time: 10 hours
10 years 
  • night-time: 9 hours 45 minutes
11 years
  • night-time: 9 hours 30 minutes
12 years
  • night-time: 9 hours 15 minutes
13 years  
  • night-time: 9 hours 15 minutes
14 years
  • night-time: 9 hours
15 years
  • night-time: 9 hours
16 years
  • night-time: 9 hours

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